According to Parks Associates, North American consumers will buy 110 million smartphones and 32 million media tablets in 2012, and the amount of video they are consuming on these platforms is rapidly increasing.
"The average U.S. broadband user watches 36 minutes of video on a tablet and 102 minutes of video on a mobile phone every week," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "As consumers adopt multiple connected platforms, opportunities to build new business around multiscreen content distribution, value-added services like tech support, and advanced advertising are vast. CONNECTIONS™ clarifies the roles of various players within the converging connected consumer ecosystem."
At CONNECTIONS™, Parks Associates' leading analysts moderate all sessions. The analysts, joined by 100+ speakers, will present new consumer research and industry trends about emerging business models and opportunities in digital content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.
KEYNOTES Kevin Petersen, SVP – AT&T Digital Life, AT&T Services Mike Ritter, CMO, Consumer & Mass Business Markets, Verizon
PANELISTS David Adams, VP Corporate Development, Accedo Chris Allen, SVP/Director, Video Innovation, SMGx Peter Ansel, VP Business Development, Clearleap Joe Buggy, SVP, Customer Lifecycle Management Services, Sutherland Global Services Nick Chakalos, President, Catch Media Humphrey Chen, Executive Director-New Business Ventures, Verizon Wireless Aine Denari, Director, Strategy, Residential Solutions, Ingersoll Rand Jim Denney, VP, GM Product Marketing, TiVo Inc. Mikko Disini, Director, Product Marketing, Bytemobile Sunil Gujral, Business Lead - Technical Solutions Group, Quatrro Global Services Pvt Ltd Jason Henderson, Product Manager, FiOS TV, Verizon Kurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics Dennis Kyle, VP, Strategic and New Market Development, Tendril Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy Chad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs James Morehead, VP Product Management and User Experience, Support.com Todd O'Brien, Services Marketing Director, North America Consumer, Dell John Penney, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Starz Entertainment and Starz Media Mike Petrocelli, SVP Sales America, Civolution Duncan Potter, CMO, Edgeware Marty Roberts, SVP, Sales & Marketing, thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiary Stuart Rosove, VP, Corporate and Online Marketing, Irdeto Jerome Rota, SVP, Consumer Products and Services, PacketVideo Ken Roulier, Deputy CTO, Broadband, Cable & Satellite Division, Amdocs Russ Schafer, Senior Director, Product Marketing Yahoo! Connected TV and Desktop, Yahoo! Frank Sinton, CEO, MeFeedia Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Ohad Shvueli, VP, Sales and Marketing N.A., PrimeSense Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions & Program Management N.A., Amdocs Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths Paul Woidke, SVP & GM, Advanced Advertising, Nagra-OpenTV
Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.